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  • Page 1

    2009 OWNER’S MANUAL...

  • Page 2

    VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefor. DRIVING AND ALCOHOL Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.

  • Page 3: Introduction

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION ............3 INTRODUCTION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Introduction ......4 How To Use This Manual ....4 Warnings And Cautions .

  • Page 6: Introduction

    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workman- ship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.

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    INTRODUCTION 5...

  • Page 8: Vehicle Identification Number

    The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information VIN Location Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.

  • Page 9: Vehicle Modifications/alterations

    INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

  • Page 11: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ....12 Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) ... . 12 FOB With Integrated Key .

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    10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Open The Trunk ....23 Using The Panic Alarm ....23 Programming Additional Transmitters .

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    Event Data Recorder (EDR) ....55 Child Restraint ..... . . 57 Engine Break-In Recommendations .

  • Page 14: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle 9

    12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Fob and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with an integral ignition switch. You can insert the double-sided integrated key into the ignition switch with either side up.

  • Page 15: Fob With Integrated Key

    Fob With Integrated Key The Fob operates the ignition switch. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emer- gency key, which stores in the rear of the Fob. The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should the battery in the vehicle or the Fob go dead.

  • Page 16: Key-in-ignition Reminder

    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and ignition-powered power out- lets will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either door will cancel this feature.

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    is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked. The system uses the factory-mated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter with integrated key and Wireless Igni- tion Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle opera- tion. Therefore, only RKE transmitters that are pro- grammed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.

  • Page 18: Replacement Keys

    16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE All of the RKE transmitters provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. Replacement Keys NOTE: Only RKE transmitters that are programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.

  • Page 19: General Information

    2. Insert the second valid integrated key and turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second key. 3.

  • Page 20: Vehicle Security Alarm

    18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unau- thorized operation. If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will provide the following au- dible and visible signals: the horn will pulse, the head- lights, park lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.

  • Page 21: Illuminated Entry System

    The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during trunk entry. Pressing the TRUNK button will not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the vehicle through the trunk, and opens any door, the alarm will sound. When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.

  • Page 22: Remote Keyless Entry (rke)

    20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme downward position), unless the overhead map/reading lights are turned on manually. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) allows you to lock or unlock the doors, open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m)

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    Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or both doors on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the transmitter. Refer to “Remote Key Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features),”...

  • Page 24: To Lock The Doors

    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps: 1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding the UNLOCK button.

  • Page 25: Express Down Window Feature

    turned on or turned off. Refer to “Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle In- formation Center (EVIC)” in Section 4. When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps: 1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds.

  • Page 26: Programming Additional Transmitters

    24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on. The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph (24 km/h) or greater.

  • Page 27: General Information

    Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol. 3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even “gap”...

  • Page 28: Remote Starting System

    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve- niently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of 328 ft (100 m).

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    To Enter Remote Start Mode Press and release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice, within five sec- onds. The parking lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.

  • Page 30: Door Locks

    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle, press and release the START/STOP button. If the START/STOP button is not present, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position.

  • Page 31: Power Door Locks

    If the door lock plunger is down when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not inside the vehicle before closing the door. WARNING! For personal security and safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

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    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE locking the key in the vehicle. Removing the key or closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door is open, the key is in the ignition, and the ignition is in the LOCK or ACC position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the key.

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    Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature can be enabled or disabled. Refer to “Unlock Doors Automati- cally on Exit,” under “Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle In- formation Center (EVIC)” in Section 4. When not using the EVIC, perform the following steps: 1.

  • Page 34: Windows

    32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS Power Windows The window controls on the driver’s door control both of the door windows. Power Window Switches There is a single window control on the passenger’s door trim panel that operates the window on the passenger’s door.

  • Page 35: Wind Buffeting

    WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. AUTO-Down Feature The driver’s door power window switch and passenger door power window switch have an AUTO-down fea- ture.

  • Page 36: Trunk Lock And Release

    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by pressing the Trunk Release button. The button is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the button will operate.

  • Page 37: Trunk Safety Warning

    TRUNK SAFETY WARNING WARNING! Do not allow children to have access to the trunk, either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in the trunk, young children may not be able to escape, even if they entered through the rear seat.

  • Page 38: Occupant Restraints

    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, the front airbags for both the driver and front passenger, and the supplemental side curtain airbags for the driver and passengers seated next to a window.

  • Page 39: Lap/shoulder Belts

    ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or impacts.

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    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your pas- sengers safe, too.

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    3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Latch Plate To Buckle THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 WARNING! A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly.

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    40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt.

  • Page 43: Lap/shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure

    Removing Slack From Belt 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt to retract fully. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 WARNING! A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and...

  • Page 44: Seat Belt Pretensioners

    42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. 3.

  • Page 45

    chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for 96 sec- onds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The BeltAlert will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

  • Page 46: Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped

    44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When the BeltAlert is deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate as long as the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled. Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre- locked.

  • Page 47: Seat Belt Extender

    Seat Belt Extender If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended your authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.

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    46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal regulations that allow less forceful deployment. The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity.

  • Page 49

    WARNING! Do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the location of the side curtain airbag. The area where the side curtain airbag is located should remain free from any obstructions. Do not have any accessory items installed which will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your vehicle.

  • Page 50

    48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in that position. 2.

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    WARNING! Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags.

  • Page 52

    50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Knee Impact Bolsters Front Acceleration Sensors Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners How the Airbag System Works The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate.

  • Page 53

    WARNING! Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instru- ment panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right away.

  • Page 54

    52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE inflating side curtain airbag pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side curtain airbag inflates.

  • Page 55

    throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in- structions for cleaning. It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the airbags have been deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.

  • Page 56

    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it. You could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you.

  • Page 57: Event Data Recorder (edr)

    Event Data Recorder (EDR) In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to record up to five seconds of specific vehicle data param- eters (see the following list) in an event data recorder prior to the moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment, and up to a quarter second of high-speed deceleration data during and/or after airbag deploy- ment.

  • Page 58

    56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE upon request. General data that does not identify par- ticular vehicles or crashes may be released for incorpo- ration in aggregate crash databases, such as those main- tained by the U.S. government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confi- dentially.

  • Page 59: Child Restraint

    Traction/stability control status Tire Pressure Monitoring System status (if equipped) Child Restraint Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time, including babies and children. Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small children ride in proper restraint systems.

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    58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Infants and Child Restraints Safety experts recommend rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). Two types of child restraints can be used rearward-facing, infant carriers and convertible child seats.

  • Page 61

    The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat.

  • Page 62

    60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) A rearward-facing child restraint should only be used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child re- straint in the front seat may be struck by a deploy- ing passenger airbag, which may cause severe or fatal injury to the infant.

  • Page 63

    the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle structure. LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now avail- able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems having attachments for those anchorages will continue to have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat belts.

  • Page 64

    62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System We urge you to follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that are provided with the child restraint system.

  • Page 65

    most direct path between the anchor and the child restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.

  • Page 66

    64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. Pulling up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight; however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.

  • Page 67

    Tether Strap Mounting 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. 3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions.

  • Page 68: Engine Break-in Recommendations

    66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain (engine, transmission, and rear axle) in your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 500 mi (800 km). After the initial 60 mi (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.

  • Page 69: Safety Tips

    SAFETY TIPS Transporting Passengers NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO AREA. WARNING! It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seri- ously injured or killed.

  • Page 70: Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle

    68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system.

  • Page 71: Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle

    Defroster Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel the air directed against the windshield. See your authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable. Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle Tires Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear...

  • Page 73: Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ......75 Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 75 Outside Mirrors .

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    72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Recognition (VR) System — If Equipped ......106 Voice Recognition (VR) System Operation .

  • Page 75

    Windshield Wipers And Washers ..125 Intermittent Wiper System ....125 Mist Feature ......126 Windshield Washers .

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    74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Sunroof — If Equipped ... . 139 Opening Sunroof — Partially ... . 140 Opening Sunroof —...

  • Page 77: Mirrors

    MIRRORS Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the dimming feature is activated.

  • Page 78: Outside Mirrors Folding Feature

    76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger-side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger-side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object.

  • Page 79: Heated Mirrors - If Equipped

    Heated Mirrors — If Equipped These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in this section, for further information. Vanity Mirrors A vanity mirror is located on the sun visor. To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the mirror cover upward.

  • Page 80: Uconnect Phone - If Equipped

    78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE your left hand pull rearwards until the sun visor is in the desired position. To use the extender feature of the sun visor, grab the extender which is located at the rear of the visor and pull rearward.

  • Page 81

    For uconnect customer support, visit the following websites: www.chrysler.com/uconnect www.dodge.com/uconnect www.jeep.com/uconnect or call 1–877–855–8400 uconnect allows you to transfer calls between the sys- tem and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversation.

  • Page 82: Operation

    80 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The uconnect phone can be used with any Hands-Free Profile certified Bluetooth cellular phone. See the uconnect website for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile) you may not be able to use any uconnect features.

  • Page 83

    example, you can use the combined form voice com- mand Phonebook New Entry, or you can break the combined form command into two voice commands: Phonebook and New Entry. Please remember, the uconnect phone works best when you talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.

  • Page 84

    82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When prompted, after the beep, say Pair a Phone and follow the audible prompts. You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identi- fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to enter into your cellular phone.

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    The uconnect phone will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the display of certain radios. Call by Saying a Name Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say “Call.

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    84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Home, Work, Mobile, or Pager ). This will allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook entry, if desired. When prompted, recite the phone number for the phonebook entry that you are adding.

  • Page 87

    Depending on the maximum number of entries down- loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- able, the previous downloaded phonebook is available for use. Only the phonebook of the currently connected cellu- lar phone is accessible.

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    86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth connection to the uconnect phone, and then send the address book entry via Bluetooth . Please see your phone Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth connection.

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    Delete uconnect Phonebook Entry NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when the vehicle is not in motion. Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Delete. After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish to delete.

  • Page 90: Phone Call Features

    88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Note that only the phonebook in the current language is deleted. Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be deleted or edited. List All Names in the uconnect Phonebook Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook List Names.

  • Page 91

    Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call Currently in Progress If a call is currently in progress and you have another incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for call waiting that you normally hear when using your cellular phone.

  • Page 92

    90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Three-Way Calling To initiate three-way calling, press the VOICE RECOG- NITION button while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as described under Making a Second Call While Current Call is in Progress. After the second call has established, press and hold the PHONE button until you hear a double beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into one conference call.

  • Page 93: Uconnect Phone Features

    After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can continue on the uconnect phone for a certain dura- tion, after which the call is automatically transferred from the uconnect phone to the cellular phone. An active call is automatically transferred to the cellular phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF.

  • Page 94

    92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE If the phone is not reachable and the uconnect phone is operational, you may reach the emergency number as follows: Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Emergency and the uconnect phone will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency num- ber.

  • Page 95

    Towing Assistance If you need towing assistance: Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Towing Assistance. NOTE: The towing assistance number dialed is based on the country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528- 2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14- 3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico).

  • Page 96

    94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When calling a number with your uconnect phone that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can press the VOICE RECOGNITION button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed by the word Send.

  • Page 97

    Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system from confirming your choices (e.g., the uconnect phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it). Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Setup Confirmations.

  • Page 98: Advanced Phone Connectivity

    96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF) When you mute the uconnect phone, you will still be able to hear the conversation coming from the other party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In order to mute the uconnect phone: Press the VOICE RECOGNITION button.

  • Page 99

    The uconnect phone will play the phone names of all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired phone being announced, press the VOICE RECOGNITION button and say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the next two sections for an alternate way to “select”...

  • Page 100: Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect Phone

    98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Things You Should Know About Your uconnect phone uconnect phone Tutorial To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the PHONE button and say “uconnect Tutorial.” Voice Training For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- nizing their voice commands or numbers, the uconnect phone Voice Training feature may be used.

  • Page 101

    Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from you. Make sure that no one other than you is speaking during a voice recognition period. Performance is maximized under: low-to-medium blower setting, low-to-medium vehicle speed, low road noise, smooth road surface,...

  • Page 102

    100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be compromised with the convertible top down. Far End Audio Performance Audio quality is maximized under: low-to-medium blower setting, low-to-medium vehicle speed, low road noise, smooth road surface, fully closed windows, dry weather conditions, and operation from the driver’s seat.

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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101...

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  • Page 106

    104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) zero three four five seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) call cancel confirmation prompts continue delete dial download edit emergency English erase all Espanol...

  • Page 107

    Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) language list names list phones mobile mute mute off new entry pager pair a phone phone pairing pairing phonebook phone book previous record again redial UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) return to main menu return or main menu select phone...

  • Page 108: General Information

    106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 109

    When you press the VR button, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a command. NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few seconds, the system will present you with a list of options.

  • Page 110: Commands

    108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Commands The Voice Recognition (VR) system understands two types of commands. Universal commands are available at all times. Local commands are available if the supported radio mode is active. Changing the Volume 1. Start a dialogue by pressing the VR button. 2.

  • Page 111

    Radio FM To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In this mode, you may say the following commands: “Frequency” (to change the frequency) “Next Station” (to select the next station) “Previous Station” (to select the previous station) “Radio Menu”...

  • Page 112

    110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Memo To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In this mode, you may say the following commands: “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the recording, you may press the VR button to stop recording.

  • Page 113: Voice Training

    NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the VR button first and wait for the beep before speaking the “Barge In” commands. Voice Training For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- nizing their voice commands or numbers, uconnect phone Voice Training feature may be used.

  • Page 114: Power Seats

    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Seats The power seat switches are on the outboard side of the front seat cushions. The power seat switch can be moved forward and backward as well as up and down to control the position of the seat.

  • Page 115: Manual Front Seatback Recline

    WARNING! Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked. CAUTION! Do not place any article under a power seat as it may cause damage to the seat controls.

  • Page 116: Lumbar Support

    114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lumbar Support This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. Turn the control lever for- ward to increase and rearward to decrease the desired amount of lumbar support. Lumbar Support Head Restraints Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in...

  • Page 117: Heated Seats

    Heated Seats The driver seat and front passenger seat are heated. The heaters provide the same heat level for both cushion and seatback. The controls for each heater are located near the bottom center of the instrument panel. Heated Seat Switch UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 After turning the ignition ON, you can choose from High, Low, or Off heat settings.

  • Page 118: Folding Rear Seat

    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, ex- haustion, or other physical conditions must exer- cise care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods.

  • Page 119: To Open And Close The Hood

    WARNING! Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback is not securely locked into position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury. The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down position) should not be used as a play area by...

  • Page 120

    118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the center front edge of the hood. Hood Safety Catch CAUTION! To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it.

  • Page 121: Lights

    LIGHTS Headlight Switch The headlight switch is located on the left side of the instrument panel. This switch controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 Headlight Switch Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent for parking light and instrument panel light operation.

  • Page 122: Automatic Headlights - If Equipped

    120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Headlights — If Equipped This system automatically turns the headlights on or off according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the AUTO (A) position. When the system is on, the headlight time delay feature is also on.

  • Page 123: Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped

    If you turn the headlights, parking lights, or ignition switch ON again, the system will cancel the delay. If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will turn off in the normal manner. NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.

  • Page 124: Multifunction Lever

    122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Multifunction Lever The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn signals, headlight beam selection, and passing lights. The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Multifunction Lever Turn Signals Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show...

  • Page 125: Overhead Console Map/reading Lights

    High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam. Flash-to-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you.

  • Page 126

    124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE because a door is open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light switch. Dimmer Control The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is located on the left side of the instrument panel.

  • Page 127: Windshield Wipers And Washers

    WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers and washer when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The multifunction lever is lo- cated on the left side of the steering column. Windshield Wiper/Washer Control UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent...

  • Page 128: Mist Feature

    126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE regulate the wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second to a maximum of approximately 23 seconds between cycles. WARNING! Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could lead to an accident. You might not see other vehicles or other obstacles.

  • Page 129: Tilt/telescoping Steering Column

    position. In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by this feature. The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be enabled or disabled. Refer to ”Headlights On with Wipers,” under “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”...

  • Page 130: Electronic Speed Control

    128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering column in position, push the control handle inward until fully engaged. WARNING! Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The telescoping adjustment must be locked while driv- ing.

  • Page 131: To Activate

    simultaneously. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Con- trol System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired vehicle set speed. To Activate Push and release the ON/OFF button located on the end of the Electronic Speed Control lever.

  • Page 132: To Deactivate

    130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Electronic Speed Control may not engage if a different size tire is installed on one wheel, such as the compact spare tire. To Deactivate The system will disable Electronic Speed Control without erasing the memory if you: Softly tap the brake pedal.

  • Page 133: To Accelerate For Passing

    Tapping the lever to SET DECEL once will result in a 1 mph (1.6 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped, speed decreases. To Accelerate For Passing Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed. Using Electronic Speed Control on Hills NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains speed up and down hills.

  • Page 134: Overhead Console

    132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEAD CONSOLE The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights and sunglass storage. Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink ) button and a power sunroof switch may also be included, if equipped. Overhead Console Courtesy/Reading Lights At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/ reading lights.

  • Page 135: Garage Door Opener - If Equipped

    GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED HomeLink replaces up to three remote controls (hand- held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink unit operates off your vehicle’s battery. The HomeLink buttons are located in the overhead console, and contain one, two, or three dots/lines desig- nating the different HomeLink channels.

  • Page 136: Programming Homelink

    134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. Only use this trans- ceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse”...

  • Page 137

    2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) from the HomeLink buttons while keeping the EVIC display in view. For optimal training, point the battery end of the hand- held transmitter away from the HomeLink . 3.

  • Page 138

    136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is NOT the button normally used to open and close the door). 1 — Garage Door Opener 2 —...

  • Page 139: Gate Operator/canadian Programming

    Gate Operator/Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter sig- nals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to “time-out”...

  • Page 140: Reprogramming A Single Homelink Button

    138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button for 20 seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL # TRAINING.”...

  • Page 141: General Information

    General Information This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired operation NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies...

  • Page 142: Opening Sunroof - Partially

    140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unat- tended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 143: Closing Sunroof - Express

    the switch in the forward position, the sunroof will close fully and then stop automatically. Release the switch once the sunroof stops moving. Closing Sunroof — Express Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof will close automatically from any position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically.

  • Page 144: Wind Buffeting

    142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is open. Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or partially open positions.

  • Page 145

    Front Power Outlet The center console power outlet is powered directly from the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent the engine from starting. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143 WARNING! To avoid serious injury or death: Do not use a three-prong adapter.

  • Page 146: Cupholders

    144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting.

  • Page 147: Rear Cupholders

    Front Cupholders Illuminated Front Cupholders — If Equipped The front cupholders are illuminated with LEDs. They are turned on with the headlights or parking lights. Refer to “Interior Lights” under “Lights” in Section 3. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145 Rear Cupholders The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest between the rear seats.

  • Page 148: Console Features

    146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONSOLE FEATURES Sliding Center Console Armrest The center console armrest slides forward with three detents to provide flexibility for comfort, cupholder use, and shifting ease. Sliding Console Armrest Console Storage The center console has a storage compartment located underneath the armrest, and also contains a 12-Volt power outlet, a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold various size coins).

  • Page 149: Rear Window Features

    Center Console UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147 REAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window Defroster The rear window defroster button is located on the climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).

  • Page 150

    148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to the heating elements: Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements.

  • Page 151

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instrument Panel Features ....153 Instrument Cluster – Base ....154 Instrument Cluster –...

  • Page 152

    150 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ..182 Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD And MP3/WMA Audio Play) ... . 187 Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files .

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    Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) ..216 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) — If Equipped ......217 Connecting The iPod .

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    152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Climate Controls ..... . 230 Operating Tips ..... . 235 Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System .

  • Page 155: Instrument Panel Features

    INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 1 — Air Outlets 2 — Instrument Cluster 3 — Glove Compartment 4 — Radio UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 153 5 — Heated Seat Switch 6 — ESP OFF Switch 7 — Hazard Warning Switch 8 — Climate Control 9 —...

  • Page 156: Instrument Cluster - Base

    154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – BASE...

  • Page 157: Instrument Cluster - Premium

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 155 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – PREMIUM...

  • Page 158: Instrument Cluster Description

    156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Fuel Gauge The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 2. Trip Odometer Button Premium Cluster Press this button to change the display from odometer to either of two trip odometer settings.

  • Page 159

    6. Charging System Warning Light This light shows the status of the electrical charg- ing system. The light should turn on when the ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential electrical devices (i.e., radio) or slightly increase engine speed (if at idle).

  • Page 160

    158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range.

  • Page 161

    11. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light will turn on and a single chime will sound to warn of an overheated engine condition. When this light turns on, the engine temperature is critically hot. If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle.

  • Page 162: Understanding Your Instrument Panel 149

    160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 14. Oil Pressure Warning Light This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.

  • Page 163

    19. Odometer / Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display Area The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for additional information. NOTE: U.S. Federal regulations require upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify the mileage the vehicle has been driven.

  • Page 164

    162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL display area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).

  • Page 165

    20. Brake Warning Light This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns on, it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir.

  • Page 166

    164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately. Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).

  • Page 167

    As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure.

  • Page 168

    166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- tion or sensor damage may result when using re- placement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.

  • Page 169

    the key is in the ON position before engine start. If the MIL does not come on when turning the key from LOCK to ON, have the condition checked promptly. Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after engine start.

  • Page 170: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (evic)

    168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- tures a driver-interactive display which is located in the instrument cluster. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) This system conveniently allows the driver to select a variety of useful information by pressing the switches mounted on the steering wheel.

  • Page 171

    Surround Sound Modes (If Equipped with Driver- Selectable Surround [DSS]) The system allows the driver to select information by pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering wheel. MENU Button Press and release the MENU button and the mode displayed will change between Trip Functions, Performance Pages, uconnect™...

  • Page 172: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (evic) Displays

    170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays the following messages. Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime if the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile [1.6 km] with either turn signal on) Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime)

  • Page 173: Engine Oil Change Indicator System

    Right Front Low Pressure (with a single chime) Right Rear Low Pressure (with a single chime) Check TPM System (with a single chime) ESP Off – Electronic Stability Program is deactivated ECO – Fuel Saver Indicator Check Gascap Key FOB Battery Low Service Keyless System Wrong Key Push Button or Insert Key/Turn To Run (refer to...

  • Page 174: Trip Functions

    172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not start the engine). 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times within 10 seconds. 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position. NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset.

  • Page 175

    Fuel Saver Mode — On This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase fuel economy. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 173 Fuel Saver Mode —...

  • Page 176

    174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value. When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change to a text display of LOW FUEL.

  • Page 177: Keyless Go Display - If Equipped

    Keyless Go Display — If Equipped When the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed to change ignition switch positions, the Keyless Go icon momentarily appears in the EVIC display showing the new ignition switch position. Keyless Go Display UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 The round symbol in the middle rotates to point at the new ignition switch position.

  • Page 178

    176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Compass Calibration This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360 degree turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL”...

  • Page 179: Driver-selectable Surround Sound (dss) - If Equipped

    Compass Variance Map 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Press and hold the COMPASS button for approxi- mately two seconds. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 177 3. Press the SCROLL button until “Compass Variance” message and the last variance zone number displays in the EVIC.

  • Page 180: System Warnings (customer Information Features)

    178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL System Warnings (Customer Information Features) Press and release the MENU button until “SYSTEM WARNINGS” displays in the EVIC. Then, press the SCROLL button to display anyone of the following choices. Oil Temperature Shows the actual oil temperature. Oil Pressure Shows the actual oil pressure.

  • Page 181

    Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph (24 km/h) When ON is selected, both doors will lock automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and release the FUNC- TION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears. Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit When ON is selected, both doors will unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or...

  • Page 182

    180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Headlamps On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlamps Only) When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the AUTO (A) position, the headlamps will turn on approxi- mately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The headlamps will also turn off when the wipers are turned off if they were turned on by this feature.

  • Page 183

    Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit When this feature is selected, the power window switches, radio, uconnect™ phone (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped), and ignition-powered power out- lets will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.

  • Page 184: Sales Code Req - Am/fm Stereo Radio And 6-disc Cd Changer (mp3/wma Aux Jack)

    182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate. REQ Radio Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.

  • Page 185

    to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to the new station until you make another selection. Holding either button will bypass stations without stopping until you release it. SCAN Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for the next listenable station in AM, FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies, pausing for five seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the next.

  • Page 186

    184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save the time change. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK”...

  • Page 187

    SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers.

  • Page 188

    186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 16-Digit Character Program Type Personality Public Rhythm and Blues Religious Music Religious Talk Rock Soft Soft Rock Soft Rhythm and Blues Sports Talk Top 40 Weather By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency Display station with the same selected Music Type name.

  • Page 189: Operation Instructions - (disc Mode For Cd And Mp3/wma Audio Play)

    selected within five seconds after pressing the SET but- ton, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into pushbutton memory. You may add a second station to each pushbutton by repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display window.

  • Page 190

    188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s) Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number (1-6) where the CD was loaded and the disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy removal.

  • Page 191: Notes On Playing Mp3/wma Files

    RW/FF (CD MODE) Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Rewind) button works in a similar manner. AM or FM Button (CD MODE) Switches the radio to the radio mode.

  • Page 192

    190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/ WMA files). Discs created with an option such as keep disc open after writing are most likely multisession discs.

  • Page 193: List Button (disc Mode For Mp3/wma Play)

    ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title are supported for ID3 version 1 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not supported. Playback of MP3/WMA Files When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded, the radio checks all files on the medium.

  • Page 194: Info Button (disc Mode For Mp3/wma Play)

    192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play) Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if available). Press the INFO button once more to return to elapsed time priority mode.

  • Page 195

    TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode) Press the TIME button to change the display from elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will display for five seconds. RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode) No function. SET Button (Auxiliary Mode) No function. Operating Instructions —...

  • Page 196: Sales Code (rer/ren) - Am/fm/cd/dvd Radio - If Equipped

    194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL DTS™ DTS™ and DTS™ 2.0 are trademarks of Digital The- ater Systems, Inc. SALES CODE (RER/REN) — AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO – IF EQUIPPED NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side of the unit’s faceplate. The REN and RER radios contain a CD/DVD player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD).

  • Page 197

    To Manually Set the Clock — RER/REN 1. Turn on the radio. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. 3. Touch the screen where “User Clock” is displayed. The clock setting menu will appear on the screen. 4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the word “Hour”...

  • Page 198

    196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Show Time if Radio is Off When selected, this feature will display the time of day on the touch screen when the radio is turned off. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: 1. Turn on the radio. 2.

  • Page 199: Sales Code Res - Am/fm Stereo Radio With Cd Player (mp3 Aux Jack)

    SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate. RES Radio UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 197 Operating Instructions — Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.

  • Page 200

    198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SEEK Buttons Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to the new station until you make another selection.

  • Page 201

    Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the mid-range tones. Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the treble tones.

  • Page 202: Operation Instructions - Cd Mode For Cd And Mp3 Audio Play

    200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1 - 6 These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM...

  • Page 203

    CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel away and jam the player mechanism. RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already loaded.

  • Page 204: Notes On Playing Mp3 Files

    202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL TIME Button Press this button to change the display from a large CD playing time display to a small CD playing time display. RW/FF Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or RW or another CD button is pressed.

  • Page 205

    The radio uses the following limits for file systems: Maximum number of folder levels: 8 Maximum number of files: 255 Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display the file name and folder name, and will assign a number instead.

  • Page 206

    204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rate. MPEG Sampling Specification Frequency (kHz) MPEG-1 Audio 48, 44.1, 32 Layer 3 MPEG-2 Audio 24, 22.05, 16...

  • Page 207: Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode

    Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.

  • Page 208: Operating Instructions - Radio Mode

    206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second time to turn off the radio.

  • Page 209

    If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With UConnect” message will display on the radio screen. TIME Button Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time and radio frequency.

  • Page 210

    208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL TUNE Control Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.

  • Page 211

    Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: 16-Digit Character Program Type No program type or un- defined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College Country Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia Oldies UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209 Program Type Personality Display...

  • Page 212

    210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected Music Type name. The Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode.

  • Page 213: Operation Instructions - Cd Mode For Cd And Mp3 Audio Play

    and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1 - 6 These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM stations).

  • Page 214

    212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel away and jam the player mechanism. RES is a single CD player.

  • Page 215: Notes On Playing Mp3 Files

    RW/FF Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button works in a similar manner. AM/FM Button Press the button to select either AM or FM mode. SET/RND Button (Random Play Button) Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.

  • Page 216

    214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display the file name and folder name and will assign a number instead.

  • Page 217

    MPEG Sampling Specification Frequency (kHz) MPEG-1 Audio 48, 44.1, 32 Layer 3 MPEG-2 Audio 24, 22.05, 16 Layer 3 ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios.

  • Page 218: List Button (cd Mode For Mp3 Play)

    216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain...

  • Page 219: Universal Consumer Interface (uci) - If Equipped

    TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode) Press this button to change the display to time of day. The time of day will display for five seconds (when the ignition is OFF). Operating Instructions - uconnect™ phone (If Equipped) Refer to “uconnect™ phone” in Section 3. Operating Instructions - uconnect™...

  • Page 220: Connecting The Ipod

    218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Connecting The iPod Use the optional connection cable to connect an iPod to the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port located on the center console. Once the iPod is connected and synchronized to the vehicle’s UCI system (iPod seconds to connect), the iPod starts charging and is ready for use by pressing radio switches, as described below.

  • Page 221: Play Mode

    Play Mode When switched to UCI mode, the iPod automatically starts Play mode. In Play mode, you may use the following buttons on the radio faceplate to control the iPod and display data: Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or previous track.

  • Page 222: List Or Browse Mode

    220 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.) for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps to the next screen of data for that track. Once you have seen all screens, the last INFO button press will take you back to the play mode screen on the radio.

  • Page 223

    During all List modes, the iPod displays all lists in “wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom of the list, just turn the wheel backwards (counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster. In List mode, the radio PRESET Buttons are used as shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod .

  • Page 224: Uconnect Studios (satellite Radio) - If Equipped (ren/req/rer/res Radios Only)

    222 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! Leaving the iPod (or any supported device) any- where in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s guidelines. Placing items on the iPod , or connections to the iPod in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device and/or to the connectors.

  • Page 225: Electronic Serial Number/sirius Identification Number (esn/sid)

    number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Cana- dian residents. Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID) Please have the following information available when calling: 1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID). 2. Your Vehicle Identification Number. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps: ESN/SID Access With REQ/RES Radios With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posi-...

  • Page 226: Reception Quality

    224 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly on or above the antenna. Reception Quality Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the following reasons: The vehicle is parked in an underground parking structure or under a physical obstacle.

  • Page 227

    INFO Button Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informa- tion between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if avail- able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an additional three seconds will make the radio display the Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return to normal display).

  • Page 228: Operating Instructions - Uconnect Phone (if Equipped)

    226 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SETUP Button Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the following items: Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/ SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription.

  • Page 229: Kicker High Performance Sound System With Driver-selectable Surround (dss) - If Equipped

    KICKER HIGH PERFORMANCE SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE SURROUND (DSS) – IF EQUIPPED Your vehicle is equipped with a state of the art audio amplifier that provides 5.1-channel surround sound from UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227 any stereo audio source. A new feature of the Kicker audio system offers the ability to choose surround sound for any audio source.

  • Page 230: Remote Sound System Controls - If Equipped

    228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL When in “Audio Surround” mode, balance is set auto- matically. Fader control is available to add more sur- round audio if desired. REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED Remote Sound System Controls The remote sound system controls are located on the surface of the steering wheel at the three and nine o’clock positions.

  • Page 231: Cd/dvd Disc Maintenance

    If the Compass/Temp/Audio screen is already displayed when the AUDIO MODE button is pressed, then the mode will change (i.e., from AM to FM, to Media mode, etc., depending on which radio is in the vehicle). FUNCTION SELECT Button When the EVIC is in the Compass/Temp/ Audio screen, press the FUNCTION SELECT button to operate various radio, media, and Universal Customer Interface (UCI) functions...

  • Page 232: Radio Operation And Cellular Phones

    230 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized, or have copyright encoding. Try a known good disc before considering disc player service.

  • Page 233

    Blower Control Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced through the ven- tilation system in any mode. The blower speed increases as you move the control to the right from the “O” (Off) position. There are four blower speeds.

  • Page 234

    232 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Control Use this control to choose from several patterns of air distribution. You can select either a primary mode as iden- tified by the symbols on the control, or a blend of two of these modes. Panel Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel and the center console.

  • Page 235

    Defrost Air is directed through the windshield and side window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxi- mum blower and temperature settings for best wind- shield and side window defrosting. NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix, Defrost, and Floor or a blend of these modes, even if the Air Conditioning Snowflake button is not pressed.

  • Page 236

    234 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage until the engine has been running for a few seconds. MAX A/C For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation buttons at the same time and set the temperature control to full cool by rotating the temperature control knob full counterclockwise.

  • Page 237

    NOTE: The feature can be disable by parking the vehicle with the blower control set to the “O” (or OFF) position. For maximum performance, it is recommended that the vehicle is parked with the blower control set to the “High” (full clockwise) position. Operating Tips NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for suggested control settings for various weather condi-...

  • Page 238

    236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Recirculation without A/C should not be used for long periods as fogging may occur. Side Window Demisters A side window demister outlet is located at each end of the instrument panel. These non-adjustable outlets direct air toward the side windows when the system is in the Floor, Mix, or Defrost mode.

  • Page 239

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 237 3Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions...

  • Page 241: Starting And Operating

    STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ....243 Manual Transmission — If Equipped ..243 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped ..244 Keyless Go —...

  • Page 242

    240 STARTING AND OPERATING Five-Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine) ......264 Gear Ranges ......264 AutoStick —...

  • Page 243

    ESP (Electronic Stability Program) — If Equipped ......284 Synchronizing ESP ....287 ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light And ESP/TCS Indicator Light .

  • Page 244

    242 STARTING AND OPERATING 5.7L Engine (With Manual Transmission) ..317 Reformulated Gasoline ....317 Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends ... . . 317 E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles .

  • Page 245: Starting Procedures

    STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. WARNING! Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons.

  • Page 246: Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

    244 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic con- verter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to obtain a start from another vehicle.

  • Page 247: Keyless Go - If Equipped

    Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage automatically when the engine is running.

  • Page 248: Normal Starting

    246 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The ENGINE START/STOP button should only be removed or inserted with the ignition in the OFF position. Normal Starting Using the ENGINE START/STOP Button — Automatic Transmission Only NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.

  • Page 249

    2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position. 3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/ STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will shut off.

  • Page 250: Extremely Cold Weather (below 20°f Or 29°c)

    248 STARTING AND OPERATING switch position will remain in the ACC position until the vehicle is stopped and the button is pressed twice to the OFF position. Keyless Go Functions – With Driver’s Foot OFF the Brake Pedal/Clutch Pedal (In PARK or NEUTRAL Position) The Keyless Go feature operates similar to an ignition switch.

  • Page 251: If Engine Fails To Start

    If Engine Fails To Start WARNING! Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal injury. Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.

  • Page 252: After Starting

    250 STARTING AND OPERATING and hold the clutch pedal, push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it, then press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for no more than 15 sec- onds. Release the accelerator pedal and the clutch pedal, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”...

  • Page 253: Manual Transmission - If Equipped

    WARNING! Remember to disconnect the cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt electrical cord could cause electrocution. MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED Six-Speed Manual Transmission WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended without having the parking brake fully applied.

  • Page 254

    252 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience in- creased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid warms up. This is normal. Manual Shifter Shifting Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal.

  • Page 255

    Recommended Shift Speeds To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for fuel economy, it should be upshifted as listed in recom- mended shift speed chart. MANUAL TRANSMISSION RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS Axle Ratio 3.73 (km/h) (32) 3.91 (km/h) (32) Earlier upshifts during cruise conditions (relatively steady speeds) may result in increased fuel economy.

  • Page 256

    254 STARTING AND OPERATING 1–4 Skip Shift There are times when you must shift the transmission directly from first gear to fourth gear instead of from first gear to second gear. This is to help you get the best possible fuel economy from your vehicle. This occurs when the engine coolant (antifreeze) is higher than 106°F (41°C), vehicle speed is greater than 19 mph (30 km/h) but less than 21 mph (34 km/h), and the transmission is...

  • Page 257: Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

    AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED CAUTION! Damage to the automatic transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed: Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.

  • Page 258

    256 STARTING AND OPERATING Shift lever position Accelerator position Vehicle speed The gear shifting process is continuously adapted, de- pendent on the driving style, the driving situation, and the road characteristics. NOTE: After selecting any driving position, wait a moment to allow the gear to engage fully before accelerating, especially when the engine is cold.

  • Page 259: Brake/transmission Shift Interlock System

    WARNING! Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should always shift the transmission into PARK, remove the key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake.

  • Page 260

    258 STARTING AND OPERATING the override (using a flat-bladed screwdriver), carefully remove the override cover which is located to the right of the shift lever. 1. Turn the key to the ACC or ON position without starting the engine. 2. Firmly set the parking brake. 3.

  • Page 261: Four-speed Automatic Transmission

    With Keyless Go — If Equipped If the engine is running, press the START/STOP button to turn it off. Release the brake pedal and press the START/ STOP button once or twice to go to the ACC or ON/RUN position. Do not start the engine. Then, follow the in- structions shown above to activate the override.

  • Page 262

    260 STARTING AND OPERATING When parking on a flat surface, place the shift lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the parking brake. When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of park.

  • Page 263

    CAUTION! Coasting the vehicle or driving for any other reason with shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmis- sion damage. WARNING! Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices that limit your response to changing traffic or road conditions.

  • Page 264

    262 STARTING AND OPERATING “3” (Third) This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive. The transmis- sion will operate normally in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd while in this range. The “3” position should also be used when descending steep grades to prevent brake system dis- tress.

  • Page 265

    NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until the transmission fluid and engine coolant is warm (usu- ally after 1–3 miles [1.6–4.8 km] of driving). Because engine speed is higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmis- sion is not shifting into Overdrive when cold.

  • Page 266: Gear Ranges

    264 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- mend that you visit an authorized dealer at your earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has diag- nostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur. If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer service is required.

  • Page 267

    When parking on a flat surface, place the shift lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the parking brake. When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK.

  • Page 268

    266 STARTING AND OPERATING NEUTRAL This range is used when vehicle is standing for pro- longed periods with engine running. Engine may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must leave the vehicle. CAUTION! Coasting the vehicle or driving for any other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmission damage.

  • Page 269

    Temporary Transmission Limp Home Mode The transmission is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in transmission damage, the transmission will engage Limp Home Mode. If vehicle acceleration worsens or the transmission no longer shifts, the transmission is most likely operating in the Limp Home Mode.

  • Page 270: Autostick - If Equipped

    268 STARTING AND OPERATING AUTOSTICK — IF EQUIPPED Autostick is a driver-interactive transmission that offers manual gear shifting to provide you with more control of the vehicle. Autostick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.

  • Page 271: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    You can start out in first or second gear. The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low of a vehicle speed. The transmission will automatically downshift to first gear when coming to a stop. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or icy conditions.

  • Page 272: Traction

    270 STARTING AND OPERATING Traction When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a wedge of water to build up between the tire and road surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability.

  • Page 273: Flowing/rising Water

    Flowing/Rising Water WARNING! Do not drive on, or cross, a road or a path where water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.

  • Page 274

    272 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! (Continued) Driving through standing water may cause dam- age to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Al- ways inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after driving through standing water.

  • Page 275: Power Steering

    POWER STEERING The standard power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical steering capability if power assist is lost. If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will still be possible to steer your vehicle.

  • Page 276: Parking Brake

    274 STARTING AND OPERATING apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as antici- pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an autho- rized dealer. CAUTION! Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering system as the chemicals can damage your power steering components.

  • Page 277: Manual Transmission - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 275 When parking on a hill, it is important to apply the parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mecha- nism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK.

  • Page 278: Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

    276 STARTING AND OPERATING Automatic Transmission — If Equipped The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down and then remove your foot from the pedal. To release the parking brake, push down on the parking brake pedal and then release.

  • Page 279: Brake System

    WARNING! Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power win- dows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

  • Page 280

    278 STARTING AND OPERATING When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some related motor noises. These noises are the system per- forming its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system is working properly.

  • Page 281

    WARNING! (Continued) Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish their effectiveness and may lead to an accident. Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or stop. The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition...

  • Page 282: Multi-displacement System (mds) (if Equipped) - 5.7l Engine Only

    280 STARTING AND OPERATING required. However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake Warning Light” is not on. If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of anti-lock brakes.

  • Page 283: Tcs (traction Control System) - If Equipped

    avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. For more information about ABS, refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in Section 5. WARNING! The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions.

  • Page 284

    282 STARTING AND OPERATING situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake appli- cation and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help reduce braking distances. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you must apply continuous brake pedal pressure during the stopping sequence.

  • Page 285: Hsa (hill Start Assist) - Manual Transmission Only

    HSA (Hill Start Assist) — Manual Transmission Only The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the brake pedal.

  • Page 286: Esp (electronic Stability Program) - If Equipped

    284 STARTING AND OPERATING For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps: NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within 90 seconds. 1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing straight forward). 2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL. 3.

  • Page 287

    The ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match the intended path, the ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the condition of oversteer or understeer.

  • Page 288

    286 STARTING AND OPERATING The ESP system has two available operating modes: ESP On This is the normal operating mode for the ESP. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESP system will be in this mode. This mode should be used for most driving situations. The ESP should only be turned OFF for specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.

  • Page 289: Synchronizing Esp

    NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESP OFF” switch. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off” mode is overcome, turn the ESP ON again by momen- tarily pressing the “ESP OFF”...

  • Page 290: Tire Safety Information

    288 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” and the “ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light” will turn on momen- tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON. Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System will be ON even if it was turned OFF previously. The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking sounds when it is active.

  • Page 291

    NOTE: P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designa- tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H. European-Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards. Tires designed to this standard have the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with the section width.

  • Page 292

    290 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart Size Designation: P = Passenger Car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank... = Passenger Car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary spare tire 31 = Overall diameter in inches (in) 215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)

  • Page 293

    Service Description: 95 = Load Index — A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry H = Speed Symbol — A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions —...

  • Page 294

    292 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.

  • Page 295: Tire Loading And Tire Pressure

    Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard Tire and Loading Information Placard STARTING AND OPERATING 293 This placard tells you important information about the: 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) total weight your vehicle can carry...

  • Page 296

    294 STARTING AND OPERATING Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading”...

  • Page 297

    4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 –...

  • Page 298

    296 STARTING AND OPERATING...

  • Page 299: Tires - General Information

    WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle.

  • Page 300: Tire Inflation Pressures

    298 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) Unequal tire pressures from one side of the ve- hicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. Always drive with each tire inflated to the recom- mended cold tire inflation pressure. Economy Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread.

  • Page 301

    CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem. Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always “cold tire inflation pressure.”...

  • Page 302: Radial Ply Tires

    300 STARTING AND OPERATING loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures. WARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maxi- mum load is dangerous.

  • Page 303: Tire Spinning

    WARNING! Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spare tires have limited tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be replaced.

  • Page 304: Tread Wear Indicators

    302 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- age or failure. A tire could explode and injure some- one. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continu- ously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.

  • Page 305: Life Of Tire

    Life Of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: Driving style Tire pressure Distance driven WARNING! Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.

  • Page 306: Tire Chains

    304 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change sus- pension dimensions and performance characteris- tics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle.

  • Page 307

    NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire. CAUTION! To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following precautions: Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is important that only chains in good condition are used. Bro- ken chains can cause serious damage.

  • Page 308: Snow Tires

    306 STARTING AND OPERATING Always use the lower suggested operating speed if both the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer sug- gest a maximum speed. This notice applies to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains. SNOW TIRES Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires during the winter.

  • Page 309: Tire Pressure Monitor System (tpms)

    The suggested rotation method for vehicles equipped with all season tires is the “forward-cross” as shown in the following diagram. Tire Rotation STARTING AND OPERATING 307 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- mended cold placard pressure.

  • Page 310

    308 STARTING AND OPERATING The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning limit for any reason, including low temperature effects and natural pressure loss through the tire. The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended cold placard pressure.

  • Page 311

    CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when us- ing replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.

  • Page 312: Base System

    310 STARTING AND OPERATING Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in the tire. Base System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels.

  • Page 313

    turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur due to any of the following: 1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM sensors. 2.

  • Page 314: Premium System - If Equipped

    312 STARTING AND OPERATING Premium System — If Equipped The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver module.

  • Page 315

    STARTING AND OPERATING 313 Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible and inflate all of the tires with low pressure (including those flashing in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. Once the system receives the updated tire pressures, the system will automatically update, the graphic display in the EVIC will stop flashing, and the “TPM Telltale Light”...

  • Page 316

    314 STARTING AND OPERATING Check TPMS Warning If a system fault is detected, the “TPM Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the EVIC will display a CHECK TPM SYSTEM message for three seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being received.

  • Page 317

    Vehicles with Compact Spare 1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the compact spare tire. 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the “TPM Telltale Light”...

  • Page 318: General Information

    316 STARTING AND OPERATING General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 319: L Engine (with Manual Transmission)

    as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experi- ence these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle. Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance, and durability for your vehicle.

  • Page 320: E-85 Usage In Non-flex Fuel Vehicles

    318 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol or E85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.

  • Page 321: Mmt In Gasoline

    MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and reduces emissions system performance in some vehicles.

  • Page 322: Carbon Monoxide Warnings

    320 STARTING AND OPERATING The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.

  • Page 323: Adding Fuel

    ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the vehicle. Use a finger to pull open the door. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.

  • Page 324

    322 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emissions control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into the fuel system. A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunc- tion Indicator Light (MIL) to turn on.

  • Page 325: Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message

    Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a “Check Gascap” message will display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). If this occurs, tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the TRIP ODOM- ETER button to turn off the message.

  • Page 326: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (gvwr)

    324 STARTING AND OPERATING Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear axles.

  • Page 327: Loading

    Loading To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items down low and be sure you distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.

  • Page 328

    326 STARTING AND OPERATING Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables, and equipment (permanent or tem- porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its loaded and ready for operation condition. The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale.

  • Page 329

    that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling. Weight-Carrying Hitch A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or some other connecting point of the vehicle.

  • Page 330: Trailer Hitch Classification

    328 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Hitch Classification The following chart provides the industry standard for the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition. Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)”...

  • Page 331: Trailer Towing Weights (maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

    Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/Transmission 3.5L Automatic 12 sq ft (1.11 sq m) 5.7L Automatic 12 sq ft (1.11 sq m) Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in the front of the trailer.

  • Page 332: Towing Requirements

    330 STARTING AND OPERATING Consider the following items when computing the weight on the rear axle of the vehicle: The tongue weight of the trailer. The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment put in or on your vehicle. The weight of the driver and all passengers.

  • Page 333

    WARNING! (Continued) Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer and it will not shift during travel. When trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the driver to control.

  • Page 334

    332 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements — Tires − Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tire. − Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to “Tires–General Information”...

  • Page 335

    CAUTION! If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg) loaded, it should have its own brakes, and they should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances. WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines.

  • Page 336

    334 STARTING AND OPERATING The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector. Refer to the following illustrations. Four-Pin Connector 1 — Female Pins 4 — Park 2 — Male Pin 5 —...

  • Page 337: Towing Tips

    Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping, and backing up the trailer in an area located away from heavy traffic. Automatic Transmission The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. How- ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, use the Electronic Range Select (ERS) or Autostick mode (if equipped) to select a lower gear range.

  • Page 338: Recreational Towing (behind Motorhome, Etc.)

    336 STARTING AND OPERATING performance. For example, choose “4” if the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or “2” if needed to maintain the desired speed. − Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to prevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle speed may be required to avoid extended driving at high RPM.

  • Page 339: What To Do In Emergencies

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher ....338 If Your Engine Overheats ....338 TIREFIT Tire Repair —...

  • Page 340: Hazard Warning Flasher

    338 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the switch bank near the bottom center of the instrument panel. Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning flasher. When the switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic of an emergency.

  • Page 341: Tirefit Tire Repair - If Equipped

    CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads 240°F (116 °C) or greater pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range 200– 230°F (93–110°C).

  • Page 342

    340 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES The TIREFIT system is located under an access panel in the trunk. TIREFIT Location TIREFIT Kit 1. Air pump hose 2. Power plug and cable 3. AIR PUMP switch 4. Pressure gauge 5. TIREFIT sealant bottle 6.

  • Page 343

    WARNING! Do not attempt to repair a tire on the side of the vehicle close to traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or repairing a tire. Cuts or punctures larger than approximately 0.16 in (4 mm), tire damage caused by driving with extremely low tire pressure or on a flat tire, or a damaged wheel can pose a hazard while driving.

  • Page 344

    342 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Sealing Tire with TIREFIT 1. Turn on the Hazard Warning Flashers. 2. Move the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmis- sion) or in gear (manual transmission), turn OFF the engine and set the parking brake. 3.

  • Page 345

    13. Turn on the Hazard Warning Flashers. 14. Move the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmis- sion) or in gear (manual transmission), turn OFF the engine and set the parking brake. 15. Disconnect the air pump hose 1 from the underside of the sealant bottle 5 by flipping the hose valve open.

  • Page 346

    344 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 24. Connect the air pump hose valve to the tire valve and flip the hose valve closed. 25. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the pressure gauge 4. If the pressure is 19 psi (1.3 bar) or greater, proceed to the following step.

  • Page 347: Jacking And Tire Changing

    If TIREFIT is liquid, clean water and a damp cloth will remove the material from the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once TIREFIT sealing material has dried, it can easily be peeled off and properly discarded. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the tire has been inspected.

  • Page 348

    346 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to access the jack. 1. Open the trunk. 2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap. Opening The Access Panel 3. Remove the fastener securing the spare tire. Spare Tire Fastener 4.

  • Page 349: Preparations For Jacking

    5. Remove the fastener securing the jack. Jack Fastener WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 347 WARNING! A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the ve- hicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided.

  • Page 350: Jacking And Changing A Tire

    348 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Set the parking brake. 3. Place the shift lever into PARK (automatic transmis- sion) or REVERSE (manual transmission). 4. Turn OFF the ignition. 5. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers. 6. Block the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jack- ing position.

  • Page 351

    WARNING! (Continued) Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change. If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic.

  • Page 352

    350 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid contact with the metal edges and retention teeth. 3. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with the flat tire.

  • Page 353

    Jack Engagement Locations 5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire and install the spare tire. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 351 WARNING! Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it.

  • Page 354: Compact Spare Tire

    352 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 8. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is lowered to the ground.

  • Page 355: Wheel Cover Or Center Cap Installation (if Equipped)

    Keep tire inflated to 60 psi (414 KPa) cold inflation pressure. This tire is designed as an emergency spare only. Do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h) speed. WARNING! The limited-use spare tires are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle handling.

  • Page 356

    354 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Install two lug nuts on the mounting studs, which are on each side of the stud that is in alignment with the valve stem. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the wheel.

  • Page 357

    3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand, snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use a hammer or excessive force to install the cover. 4.

  • Page 358: Jump-starting

    356 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JUMP-STARTING WARNING! Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan when- ever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be hurt by the fan. Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.

  • Page 359

    NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry such as watchbands or bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical contact.

  • Page 360

    358 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 6. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then to the engine ground (-) of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine ground. Refer to the following illustration for jump-starting connections.

  • Page 361: Freeing A Stuck Vehicle

    WARNING! You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing or towing. Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode. During cold weather when temperatures are be- low the freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze.

  • Page 362: Towing A Disabled Vehicle

    360 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- age or failure. A tire could explode and injure some- one. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and don’t let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.

  • Page 363: Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With A Tow Dolly

    If the transmission is not operative or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (24 km), the vehicle must be transported using a flatbed truck. CAUTION! Do not attempt to tow this vehicle from the front with sling-type towing equipment.

  • Page 365: Maintaining Your Vehicle

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Engine Compartment — 3.5L ... . . 366 Engine Compartment — 5.7L ... . . 367 Onboard Diagnostic System —...

  • Page 366

    364 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Exhaust System ..... 381 Cooling System ..... 384 Brake System .

  • Page 367

    Fluids And Capacities ....414 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts ..415 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 365 Engine ......415 Chassis .

  • Page 368: Engine Compartment - 3.5l

    366 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.5L 1 — Integrated Power Module 2 — Air Cleaner Filter 3 — Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover 4 — Coolant Pressure Cap 5 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 6 — Engine Coolant Reservoir 7 —...

  • Page 369: Engine Compartment - 5.7l

    ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L 1 — Integrated Power Module 2 — Coolant Pressure Cap 3 — Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover 4 — Engine Coolant Reservoir 5 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 367 6 — Air Cleaner Filter 7 —...

  • Page 370: Onboard Diagnostic System - Obd Ii

    368 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emis- sions well within current government regulations.

  • Page 371: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs

    Trip Odometer button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the MIL. EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of this vehicle’s emissions control system.

  • Page 372: Replacement Parts

    370 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will happen: a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition key or start the engine. This means that the vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station.

  • Page 373: Dealer Service

    DEALER SERVICE Your authorized dealer has the qualified service person- nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these service manuals before attempting any procedure yourself.

  • Page 374: Engine Oil

    372 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids that protect the performance and durability of your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine, transmission, power steering or air condi- tioning.

  • Page 375

    regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level in the “SAFE”...

  • Page 376

    374 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacturer only recommends API Certified engine oils. CAUTION! Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the chemicals can damage your engine.

  • Page 377: Engine Oil Filter

    operation of the Multi-Displacement System (MDS). Re- fer to “Multi-Displacement System” under “Starting and Operating” for more details. Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used. Synthetic Engine Oils You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recom- mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recom-...

  • Page 378: Engine Air Cleaner Filter

    376 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Air Cleaner Filter Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 for proper maintenance intervals. WARNING! The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire.

  • Page 379

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 377 WARNING! Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area imme- diately with large amounts of water.

  • Page 380: Air Conditioner Maintenance

    378 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that should not be disconnected and should only be replaced with a battery of the same type (vented). CAUTION! It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post.

  • Page 381: Body Lubrication

    WARNING! Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air condi- tioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to Section 3 of the Warranty Information Book for additional warranty information.

  • Page 382: Windshield Wiper Blades

    380 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE attention should also be given to hood latching compo- nents to ensure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated. The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the Fall and Spring.

  • Page 383: Exhaust System

    When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper blades clean. This will help blade performance. To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or exceeds the temperature range of your climate.

  • Page 384

    382 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer to “Exhaust Gas” under “Safety Tips” in Section 2. CAUTION! The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only.

  • Page 385

    NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. WARNING! A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over materials that can burn. Such materials might be grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust system.

  • Page 386: Cooling System

    384 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cooling System WARNING! When working near the radiator cooling fan, dis- connect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. The fan is tempera- ture controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.

  • Page 387

    Cooling System — Drain, Flush, and Refill If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.

  • Page 388

    386 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) This vehicle has not been designed for use with propylene glycol-based engine coolant (anti- freeze). Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended. Adding Coolant Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance intervals.

  • Page 389

    NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) changes. Cooling System Pressure Cap The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant recovery bottle.

  • Page 390

    388 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately.

  • Page 391: Brake System

    Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle. Check engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing.

  • Page 392

    390 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible brake damage. You would not have your full braking capacity in an emergency.

  • Page 393

    WARNING! Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial boiling point, or is unidentified as to specification, or which may occur by leaving the top of your master cylinder reservoir uncovered or the top off of the brake fluid bottle off, allowing it to absorb moisture may result in sudden brake failure dur- ing hard prolonged braking.

  • Page 394: Clutch Hydraulic System - Manual Transmission (if Equipped)

    392 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Clutch Hydraulic System — Manual Transmission (If Equipped) The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.

  • Page 395: Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

    Automatic Transmission — If Equipped Fluid Level Check Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not required. For this reason, the dipstick is omitted. If you notice fluid loss or gear shift malfunction, have your authorized dealer check the transmission fluid level. CAUTION! Using a transmission fluid other than the manu- facturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterio-...

  • Page 396: Rear Axle

    394 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission perfor- mance. Use only manufacturer’s recommended transmis- sion fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this section for the correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended fluid.

  • Page 397: Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion

    Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo- graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle.

  • Page 398

    396 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint. Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.

  • Page 399

    Use MOPAR Touch Up Paint or equivalent on scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. Wheel and Wheel Trim Care All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome-plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.

  • Page 400

    398 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Interior Care Use MOPAR Fabric Cleaner or equivalent to clean fabric upholstery and MOPAR Carpet Cleaner for carpeting. Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp cloth, or MOPAR Satin Select. Do not use harsh cleaners or Armor All .

  • Page 401

    Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses. Glass Surfaces All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis with MOPAR Glass Cleaner or any commercial household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type cleaner.

  • Page 402: Fuses

    400 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed. FUSES Integrated Power Module (IPM) The Integrated Power Module (IPM) is located in the engine compartment. This module contains fuses and relays. Integrated Power Module...

  • Page 403

    CAUTION! When installing the integrated power module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get into the integrated power module and possibly result in an electrical system failure.

  • Page 404

    402 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse 30 Amp — Windshield Wiper Pink 30 Amp — Anti-Lock Brake System Pink (ABS) Valves 40 Amp — Radiator Fan Lo/High Green 50 Amp — Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump Motor —...

  • Page 405: Rear Power Distribution Center

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 403 Rear Power Distribution Center There is also a power distribution center located in the trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center contains fuses and relays. Rear Power Distribution Center Access Panel...

  • Page 406

    404 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! When installing the power distribution center cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get into the power distribution center and possibly result in an electrical system failure.

  • Page 407

    Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse 30 Amp — Heated Seats - if Pink equipped — 20 Amp Fuel Pump Yellow — 15 Amp Sub Amp - if equipped Blue — 15 Amp Diagnostic Link Connec- Blue tor (DLC)/Wireless Con- trol Module (WCM)/ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)

  • Page 408

    406 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse — — — — — — — — — — — — — 10 Amp Occupant Restraint Con- troller (ORC) — 10 Amp Ignition Run — 5 Amp Cluster/Electronic Sta- Orange bility Program (ESP)/ Powertrain Control...

  • Page 409: Vehicle Storage

    Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse — 10 Amp Heated Mirrors - if equipped — 5 Amp Auto Inside Rearview Orange Mirror/Heated Seats - if equipped/Switch Bank — — — 30 Amp — Front Blower Motor Pink 30 Amp —...

  • Page 410: Replacement Light Bulbs

    408 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS LIGHT BULBS — Interior Rear Courtesy/Reading Lamps ... . . W5W Rear Compartment (Trunk) Lamp ... . . 562 Overhead Console Reading Lamps .

  • Page 411: Bulb Replacement

    BULB REPLACEMENT Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp — Models with Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped See your authorized dealer for bulb replacement. Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and Park/Turn Lamp — Models with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped HID Headlamps The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.

  • Page 412: Tail/turn And Stop Lamp

    410 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to scratch the paint. 2. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove the bulb and socket assembly from the housing. 3.

  • Page 413

    3. Remove the fasteners from the back of the tail lamp assembly. 4. Pull back the trunk liner. 5. Remove the remaining fasteners from the back of the tail lamp assembly. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 411 6. Pull the tail lamp assembly clear from the vehicle to access the bulbs.

  • Page 414: Center Tail/backup Lamp

    412 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 10. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and install the replacement bulb. 11. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise. 12. Reinstall the tail lamp assembly, fasteners, electrical connector, and trunk liner.

  • Page 415: Center High-mounted Stop Lamp (chmsl)

    Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly, see your authorized dealer. License Lamp 1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear fascia. 2.

  • Page 416: Fluids And Capacities

    414 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) 3.5 Liter Engine 5.7 Liter Engine Engine Oil with Filter 3.5 Liter Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified) 5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) Cooling System * 3.5 Liter Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) 5.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)

  • Page 417: Engine

    FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil (3.5L Engine) Engine Oil (5.7L Engine) Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs (3.5L Engine) Spark Plugs (5.7L Engine) Fuel Selection (3.5L and 5.7L Engine — Automatic Transmission) Fuel Selection (5.7L Engine — Manual Transmission) Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hy-...

  • Page 418: Chassis

    416 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Manual Transmission Automatic Transmission Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Rear Axle (3.5L Engine) Rear Axle (5.7L Engine) Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid MOPAR DOT 3, SAE J1703 or equivalent should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.

  • Page 419

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance Maintenance Schedule ....418 ..418 Required Maintenance Intervals ..420...

  • Page 420

    418 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type, must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure the continued proper functioning of the Emission Control System. These, and all other maintenance services in- cluded in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.

  • Page 421

    NOTE: The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil if it has been six months since your last oil change, even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.

  • Page 422

    420 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Check all lights and other electrical items for correct operation. At Each Oil Change Change the engine oil filter. Inspect the brake hoses and lines. CAUTION! Failure to perform the required maintenance items may result in damage to the vehicle. Required Maintenance Intervals Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following pages for the required maintenance intervals.

  • Page 423

    6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or 6 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.

  • Page 424: Service Schedule

    422 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or 18 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the rear axle fluid. Odometer Reading Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.

  • Page 425

    30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or 30 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs (5.7L Engine). Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order #...

  • Page 426

    424 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or 42 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.

  • Page 427

    54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or 54 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the rear axle fluid. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.

  • Page 428

    426 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 66,000 Miles (110,000 km) or 66 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.

  • Page 429

    78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or 78 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order #...

  • Page 430

    428 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary. Inspect the CV joints. Inspect exhaust system.

  • Page 431

    114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or 114 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order #...

  • Page 432

    430 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or 126 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.

  • Page 433

    144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary. Inspect the CV joints. Inspect exhaust system. Inspect the rear axle fluid.

  • Page 434

    432 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES † This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you have the knowledge and the right equipment.

  • Page 435: If You Need Consumer Assistance

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ......435 Prepare For The Appointment .

  • Page 436

    434 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades ......440 Treadwear ......441 Traction Grades .

  • Page 437: Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle

    SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The Appointment If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty.

  • Page 438: Chrysler Llc Customer Center

    436 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE This is why you should always talk to an authorized dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be re- solved with this process. If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- ship.

  • Page 439: Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (tdd/tty)

    Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.

  • Page 440: Warranty Information (u.s. Vehicles Only)

    438 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain prod- ucts of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

  • Page 441: In Canada

    To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.

  • Page 442

    440 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Diagnostic Procedure Manuals Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with dia- grams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practi- cal manuals make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix problems on computer-controlled ve- hicle systems and features.

  • Page 443

    Treadwear The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.

  • Page 444

    442 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A repre- sent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel, than the minimum required by law. WARNING! The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.

  • Page 445

    INDEX...

  • Page 446

    444 INDEX About Your Brakes ....274,277 ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) ... . 277,280 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) .

  • Page 447

    Automatic Door Locks ..... 30 Automatic Headlights ....120 Automatic Oil Change Indicator .

  • Page 448

    446 INDEX Parking ......274 Warning Light ..... 163,277 Brakes .

  • Page 449

    Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance ... . . 229 Compact Spare Tire ..... . 300 Compass .

  • Page 450

    448 INDEX Defroster, Rear Window ....147 Defroster, Windshield ....69,232,233 Delay (Intermittent) Wipers .

  • Page 451

    Emission Control System Maintenance ..369,418 Engine ......366,367 Air Cleaner .

  • Page 452

    450 INDEX Filters Air Cleaner ......376 Air Conditioning ..... . 236 Engine Oil .

  • Page 453

    Saver Mode ......172 Specifications ......415 Tank Capacity .

  • Page 454

    452 INDEX Cleaning ......398 Delay ......120 High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch .

  • Page 455

    Jump Starting ......356 Key, Programming ......16 Key, Replacement .

  • Page 456

    454 INDEX Exterior ......69 Fog ......121,160 Hazard Warning Flasher .

  • Page 457

    Auto Unlock ......30 Automatic Door ......30 Door .

  • Page 458

    456 INDEX Multi-Function Control Lever ....122 New Vehicle Break-In Period ....66 Occupant Restraints .

  • Page 459

    Passing Light ......123 Personal Settings ......178 Pets .

  • Page 460

    458 INDEX Refrigerant ......379 Release, Hood ......117 Reminder, Lights On .

  • Page 461

    Inspection ......68 Operating Instructions ....38 Pretensioners .

  • Page 462

    460 INDEX Snow Chains (Tire Chains) ....304 Snow Tires ......306 Sound System Kicker .

  • Page 463

    Tachometer ......156 Telescoping Steering Column ....127 Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant .

  • Page 464

    462 INDEX Tread Wear Indicators ....302 To Open Hood ......117 Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight .

  • Page 465

    Transporting Pets ......65 Tread Wear Indicators ....302 Trip Odometer .

  • Page 466

    464 INDEX Wheel and Wheel Trim Care ....397 Wind Buffeting ..... . . 33,142 Window Airbag (Side Curtain) .

  • Page 467

    INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)Fob With Integrated KeyIgnition Key RemovalKey-In-Ignition ReminderSENTRY KEY Replacement KeysCustomer Key ProgrammingGeneral InformationVEHICLE SECURITY ALARM Rearming Of The SystemTo Arm The SystemTo Disarm The SystemILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) To Unlock The DoorsTo Lock The DoorsExpress Down Window FeatureTo Open The TrunkUsing The Panic AlarmProgramming Additional TransmittersTransmitter Battery ServiceGeneral InformationREMOTE STARTING SYSTEM How To Use Remote StartDOOR LOCKS Manual Door LocksPower Door LocksWINDOWS Power WindowsWind BuffetingTRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE TRUNK SAFETY WARNING Trunk Emergency Release OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Lap/Shoulder BeltsLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting ProcedureSeat Belt PretensionersEnhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)Automatic Locking Mode - If EquippedSeat Belts and Pregnant WomenSeat Belt ExtenderDriver and Front Passenger...

  • Page 468

    INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT Special design considerations are incorporated into this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone equipment must be installed properly by trained person- nel. The following must be observed during installation. The positive power connection should be made directly to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.

  • Page 469

    Chrysler LLC 81-226-0916 Third Edition Printed in U.S.A.

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